What is the difference between Infrared Saunas and Traditional Saunas?

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When it comes to saunas, there are two main types: infrared saunas and traditional saunas. Both may offer incredible health benefits, but they work in different ways. Infrared saunas use infrared light to heat the body, while traditional saunas use hot air to heat the body. Let’s take a closer look at each type of sauna so you can decide which one is right for you.

How Infrared Saunas Work

Infrared saunas use infrared light to heat the body. Infrared light is a type of electromagnetic radiation that penetrates the skin and heats the body from the inside out. Infrared saunas are unique because they can raise your core temperature without heating the air around you. This makes them much more comfortable than traditional saunas, which can get extremely hot.

Health Benefits of Infrared Saunas

There are numerous health benefits associated with infrared saunas, including improved circulation, detoxification, relief from muscle pain, improved skin health, and reduced stress levels. Because infrared saunas penetrate the skin and increase circulation, they are especially beneficial for people with chronic pain conditions like fibromyalgia and arthritis.

Infrared Sauna for Recovery

There are many benefits to incorporating an infrared sauna into your recovery routine. Infrared saunas provide a deep, detoxifying sweat at the cellular level, promoting healing and relaxation. In addition, infrared heat relaxes muscles, relieves pain, and increases circulation. If you are looking for an all-natural way to speed up your recovery time, an infrared sauna may be the perfect solution for you.

The sweat produced by an infrared sauna is up to seven times more detoxifying than a traditional sauna because it causes the body to sweat at the cellular level. This deep sweating promotes healing by flushing out toxins and reducing inflammation. Perfect post a big week at the gym, a half marathon, or even if you are just getting back into exercise and are feeling those nice aches from exercising again!

Infrared Saunas vs Traditional Saunas
How Traditional Saunas Work

Traditional saunas use hot air to heat the body. The air in a traditional sauna can get as hot as 50 degrees Celsius. You sit or stand in the sauna until your body sweat enough to cool down.

Health Benefits of Traditional Saunas
There are also numerous health benefits associated with traditional saunas, including improved circulation, detoxification, relief from muscle pain, and improved skin health. However, traditional saunas are not as effective as infrared saunas for people with chronic pain conditions because they do not penetrate the skin and increase circulation in the same way.

It is important to note that saunas are not for everyone! If you are unsure if you are suited to the sauna you should seek the advice of your doctor Commonly, if you suffer from any of the following conditions or if any of these conditions apply to you then you will require medical clearance from your GP prior to using a sauna; low blood pressure, prescription medication, cardiovascular conditions, artificial implants/devices, Parkinson’s, & Multiple Sclerosis. You cannot be pregnant and use a sauna either.

Infrared Saunas and Traditional Sauna differences

Now that you know the difference between infrared and traditional saunas (or if you need to ask your GP if it is ok), you can decide which one is right for you based on your needs and preferences. If you’re looking for a more comfortable option that still offers all of the same health benefits, then an infrared sauna is probably your best bet. However, if you’re looking for a more traditional experience, then a traditional Finnish steam bath might be right up your alley. Whichever option you choose, you’re sure to enjoy all of the amazing health benefits that come along with it!

We offer Infrared Sauna at our Newtown Clinic in Geelong. We offer private sessions or you can book in with a friend. We recommend booking a 10-pack so you can experience the health benefits of an Infrared sauna by adding it weekly to your health routine. For more information and bookings please click here. If you would like to know more about our prices please click here and select Infrared sauna in the bottom table.

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